We understand that prompt and adequate treatment of pain is essential.
Every effort will be made to keep you as comfortable as possible.
You can expect the following from the staff:
- Your nurse will ask you about your pain upon admission.
- You will be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0-10 (0 indicates no
pain, 10 indicates your worst pain).
- Your questions about your pain and pain relief will be answered promptly.
- Your preferences will be respected in determining how to best manage your pain.
What Can You Do to Help Manage Pain?
- Tell us when you feel pain
- Tell us what works and doesn’t work for you when you have pain.
- Let us know what your pain is on a rating scale of 0-10.
- Let us know if your pain is not relieved.
- Be open to managing your pain with suggested medication and/or other treatments
such as relaxation, massage, movement or immobility.
- If you have any problems, please bring them to the attention of the nurse
Questions You May Want to Ask
- If I am in pain, what will you prescribe that will control it?
- What is the best way for me to tell you about my pain?
- Will I be clear-headed after taking the prescribed medication?
- What are my choices for pain relief?
Additional information is available on pain management. We recommend you
register for a Prep for Birth Class and discuss pain management with your
physician and your nurse.
Mission Hospital supports mothers’ individual choices for pain management.
Obstetrical Anesthesiologists are on-call and available 24 hours, 7 days
a week, 365 days of the year.